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9 May 2017

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Angela Sharda on the latest movers and shakers.

Dr Keith Girling

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), which runs Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham City Hospital and Ropewalk House, has appointed Dr Keith Girling as its new medical director.

Angela Sharda on the latest movers and shakers.

Dr Keith Girling

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), which runs Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham City Hospital and Ropewalk House, has appointed Dr Keith Girling as its new medical director.

Dr Girling will be the successor to
Dr Stephen Fowlie, who retires at the end of May after more than 35 years’ NHS service, including 20 years as a consultant in general and geriatric medicine at Nottingham City Hospital.

Dr Girling’s background is in critical care medicine, with 19 years as a consultant at NUH. He has previously been NUH’s clinical director for specialist support and clinical director for diabetes, infectious diseases, renal medicine, cardiology and cardiac surgery, vascular surgery and stroke.

‘This is a tremendously exciting opportunity and I very much look forward to taking on this position and leading the trust’s medical workforce,’ Dr Girling said.

Jon Green

The Queen elizabeth Hospital (QeH) King’s Lynn nHs Foundation Trust has recruited Jon Green as its new chief executive.

Mr Green, who is currently executive chief operating officer at west suffolk nHs Foundation Trust, will join QeH in May.

‘I am looking forward to bringing my experience and working with all staff to develop an organisation that we and our community can rightly be proud of,’ he said.
Trust chair edward Libbey said: ‘we are delighted to be welcoming Mr Green to our hospital. He was a standout candidate and brings an exceptional acute operational background, having managed services at acute sites in London, the east Midlands and west suffolk.’

Mr Libbey also praised the work of current CeO Dorothy Hosein. ‘Ms Hosein has given a great deal to this organisation and everyone at QeH thanks her for her dedication,’ he said.

‘It is thanks to Ms Hosein’s leadership that Mr Green is joining a dynamic organisation that, though not without its problems, has been recognised at a regional, national and parliamentary level as having achieved so much in such a short period of time.’

Dr Dave Hobin

Chair of cancer charity Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer (TYAC) Dr Dave Hobin has become an affiliate member of the new NHS England Children and Young People’s Cancer Clinical Reference Group (CRG).

The group of medical experts was created in 2016, when two separate groups for children, teenagers and young adults were merged to streamline the NHS England national programme of care
for cancer. The group brings together a spectrum of expertise to constructively review, assess and improve cancer services for young patients.

Dr Hobin’s background as consultant paediatric oncologist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital means he brings a specialised knowledge of this population to the group, enabling it to assess whether these centres provide the most suitable pathways for patients.

TYAC is the UK’s only membership body for professionals involved in the care of teenagers and young adults with cancer and was encouraged to apply to the CRG by its chair, Dr Rachael Hough.

She said: ‘It was important for TYAC to have a voice in the CRG for children and young people and as the organisation’s chair, Dr Hobin proved to be the ideal candidate.’

Jeremy Newman

Skills for Health has announced that Jeremy Newman has been appointed the new Chair of Skills for Health and Justice, taking over from Chris Hannah.

‘Mr Newman brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles as chair of the Audit Commission, a council member of the Open University, and
33 years as a managing partner and then global CEO of BDO. He will provide strong board leadership as we pursue our strategic aims and purpose,’ said John Rogers, chief executive of Skills for Health and Justice.

Speaking of his new role, Mr Newman said: ‘It’s a real pleasure to be joining Skills for Health and Justice, which plays a vital role in helping employers make effective use of their workforce to improve and sustain important public services.’

He was previously chair of the Audit Commission, chair of the Single Source Regulations Office and a member of the Council of the Open University and has been a trustee of a number of charities, particularly in the education and health sectors.

He is a chartered accountant and was at BDO for over 33 years until 2011, latterly as their Global CEO and prior to that as managing partner of the UK firm.

Dr Mary Ryan

Liverpool’s urgent care provider, UC24, has appointed a new medical director. Dr Mary Ryan joins UC24 from Alder Hey hospital, where she has held a number of senior posts during the past 12 years, including director of medicine and clinical director of integrated community services. Dr Ryan’s vision is to establish a clear clinical quality strategy to develop the vision of UC24 in terms of clinical care.

She said: ‘It is about getting patients the right services and ensuring they understand that UC24 is not just the out- of-hours GP but the front door to a range of urgent primary care and community services that exist to meet their needs.’

Dr Ryan’s background as a hospital A&E consultant and her work at Alder Hey allows her to understand the connection between hospital and community primary care services and to strengthen urgent care provision across Liverpool.

Professor Nicola Thomas

Professor Nicola Thomas at London South Bank University (LSBU) has just been appointed the first professor of kidney care in the UK.

Throughout her career, Professor Thomas has worked in the renal specialty and has extensive clinical, teaching and research experience, including the management of chronic kidney disease in primary care.

Professor Thomas also holds an honorary nurse consultant post at Barts Health NHS Trust where she is involved in running the East London Community Kidney Service. Her specific expertise lies in patient and carer involvement in education and research.

Professor Thomas said: ‘I am delighted that LSBU has recognised my work and it is an honour and a privilege to contribute to the improvement of care of people who have kidney disease. This promotion is also very important for the development of renal nursing practice in the UK.

Professor Warren Turner, dean of LSBU’s School of Health and Social Care, said: ‘There are a number of medical doctors in the UK with the title of professor, but Professor Thomas is the first nurse to be awarded a professorship specifically for kidney care. It will help to put the spotlight on our renal research.’

 

 

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